Raisi was officially declared the winner of Iran’s presidential election

Ebrahim Raisi, who collected 17.9 million votes, was officially declared the winner of Iran’s presidential elections. The country’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced this on Saturday, June 19.

“Ebrahim Raisi won 17.9 million votes to become the head of the executive branch and president of Iran,” the minister said during a press conference.

Mohsen Rezaei came second with 3.4 million votes, Abdolnasser Hemmati came third with 2.4 million votes, followed by Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi with 993,000 votes.

The remaining 3.7 million votes were declared invalid.

The minister said the turnout in Iran’s presidential election was 48.8%, with 28.9 million votes cast, the minister said.